Skiathos is a small island so transfer times are short.
The Airport is approximately 2km from the centre of Skiathos Town. The main road between Skiathos Town and Koukounaries is approximately 13 kms and the majority of resorts are situated along this road. Transfers by bus therefore will probably be no more than 30-40 minutes to the furthest drop off point from the airport depending on how many stops it has to make.
Also worth pointing out that there is no bus service from airport to Skiathos Town. If you have not paid for airport transfers in advance the cheapest way is to get a taxi from airport to town then bus from the harbour to your final destination. Taxi drivers are always looking for the longest journeys direct from airport and often will just not take you to the town initially. My tip is, if you are not in a huge rush to get to your hotel, nip down the end of the road outside arrivals to one of the 2 tavernas on the corner (it's a 30 second walk!), have a beer and wait until it has calmed down a bit, more likely to then find a taxi happy to get you just to town then bus the rest. Last year on my return I walked from town to the airport with my case trundling behind me, it took all of about 20 minutes!
Post by daysailinginskiathos on Jan 14, 2017 1:47:22 GMT
The previous msg is a great tip... just to add, if you have booked transfers and booked your trip in a travel agents the traditional way you may find they have charged £50-£60 for this... also info for first time visitors, don't be surprised if the driver asks you to share with someone you don't know, it's normal practice given they only have 18 taxis on the entire island... the best bit is you are 100% guaranteed not to get ripped off, by the time you pass stellina you will know the drivers first name, how many children he or she has and which hotel his/her parents opened.... Skiathos is "fly & flop"; also for a return journey, skip the bus rep pick up have an extra hour by the pool the get a taxi, obviously prebook and inform the rep you are making your own way, even doing this you will still be at the front of the departures queue. In keeping with the thread re transfer times, plane to poolside will be max 1hr.